Disease or Clinical Category
Web-based communities allow patients with a variety of life-changing illnesses to record functional outcomes, share these data securely with clinicians and caregivers, and communicate with similar patients for support and learning.
The Michigan Stroke Network provides on-demand remote consultations to emergency department physicians in 30 hospitals and one freestanding emergency department throughout Michigan. These consultations provide the physicians with access to stroke care specialists within 12 to 15 minutes of the physician making a telephone call.
To reduce the high percentage of intensive care unit patients with hyperglycemia, Indiana University Health developed and implemented an hourly testing and as-needed dosing adjustment system that is enabled through use of an automated reminder system and dosing calculator.
An employer-based intervention to systematically screen workers for depression; provide telephonic outreach for needs assessment, monitoring, and support; and conduct telephonic psychotherapy demonstrated significantly improved clinical and workplace outcomes.
Teens Against Tobacco Use ™, a peer-to-peer mentorship program designed to educate youth on the dangers of tobacco use, was adapted for the Native American and Latino communities in Washington state.
Hospital at Home sm provides hospital-level care in a patient's home as a full substitute for acute hospital care for selected conditions common among seniors.
Group visits allow substantially more patients with dementia to be served with only a modest increase in clinician time, leading to high levels of patient, caregiver, and provider satisfaction.
A health plan-led program that encourages patients with chronic low back pain to increase exercise, use appropriate medications, and reduce stresses on the back led to reduced pain levels and absenteeism.
Saint Mary's Health Care enhanced its hospital-based rapid response team by implementing a real-time, vital sign monitoring system that identifies and allows a quick response to high-risk patients.
A county health department implemented disease management programs for uninsured and underinsured, low-income diabetes, asthma, and heart failure patients, leading to improved outcomes.